Ideas come at you fast – and at weird times. Sometimes the best books take years to bake.Read more
I love podcasts. But being a writer, my favorite podcasts are ones that help illuminate some aspect of the publishing world. Check out this list of helpful shows, curated just for the Miss Demeanors’ readers.Read more
Granted, pantsing (writing by the seat of your pants) sounds fun, but don’t turn your back on an outline quite yet.Read more
When I wrote “the end” on the first fiction I’d ever written, I asked my wife to read it. She’s[…]Read more
Question of the Week for April 22, 2022 Michele Dorsey: Titles, I want to ask about your book titles, ladies.[…]Read more
Tonight is the official opening of the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair. It’s also Charlotte Bronte’s birthday. So appropriate[…]Read more
Mystery writers have an image problem There’s an image people have about writers—especially about writers of mystery novels. Everybody seems[…]Read more
With in-person events back in the universe, those of us who’ve spent two years holed up in our writing caves[…]Read more
I just discovered a wonderful resource for the aspiring crime writer: The Manuscript Academy.Read more
What is your current guilty pleasure?
Let’s assume we’re talking books or television :-). I’ve been bingeing season 2 of Bridgerton, which is very silly, predictable, and can best be described as a young lady’s wildly historically inaccurate fantasy of Regency-adjacent alternate universe. But every night, I look forward to watching it. I don’t even understand why I do. There are two “teenage” characters played by women in their thirties and some of the characters who are meant to be in their twenties look twice that old. I don’t care.
It’s fluffy and relaxing. I don’t have to think too hard and I know nobody will be hurt too badly. There will be a happy ending, lots of pink and lavender dresses, and everyone is buff.
And you?Read more